A structure fire gutted a unit in the King Arthur Court apartment complex on Fifth Street early Saturday afternoon.
Nanaimo RCMP and Fire Rescue closed off a section of Fifth Street between Calverley and Georgia avenues to deal with the blaze.
“We had a middle unit of an apartment complex, a structure fire in there,” said Timothy Doyle, Nanaimo Fire Rescue assistant chief. “Crews responded quickly, knocked it down quickly and prevented the fire spreading to the adjacent units.”
Cause of the fire had not yet been determined, as of Saturday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing.
“We don’t know [the cause] yet. We have a fire loss prevention investigator coming,” said Doyle. “They’re going to do their investigation and report back to us.”
Doyle said he couldn’t confirm if there were any injuries, but did say no one had been sent for treatment.